Ukraine to establish grain hub in Kenya's Port of Mombasa

Ukraine has said it will set up "grain hubs" in Kenya and other parts of Africa to tackle food insecurity, SIA refers to Turkish media.

President Volodymyr Zelensky's office announced the plan, without giving many details, after he met his Kenyan and South African counterparts in New York.

In July, Russia's withdrawal from a scheme that allowed the export of food from Ukraine raised concerns about shortages on the continent.

Global grain prices have risen since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February last year.

When President Zelensky spoke at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, he accused Russia of weaponizing everything from food to energy.

While in New York, he met Kenya's President William Ruto and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa.

In his statement about the meeting, Mr Ruto said that the Ukrainian president had committed to establishing a "grain hub" in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa to help address food shortages in East Africa.

But he did not give any more details about what this would entail, or how the grain would get there.

Kenya has been one of Africa's most prominent supporters of Ukraine following Russia's invasion.

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